Edinburgh Napier University nurtures talent and creates knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. Their innovative research provides solutions to society's challenges and produces graduates that are ready for the workplace. Wide-ranging links with employers and businesses give students a network to use as a foundation as they start to build their careers. Edinburgh Napier was ranked in the top 5% of world universities by Times Higher Education, scoring particularly strongly in the “student outlook” category. The student population of 20,000 people is an international community, with students coming from over 140 different countries. They value diversity and facilitate an enviro
nment where students from all backgrounds can feel at home.
The city of Edinburgh is an ideal study location. It is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and consistently voted as one of the best cities in the world. It is positively bursting with cafes, with cafes, pubs, and clubs, with museums, art galleries, hidden markets, and music venues spread throughout the city. The city had rich history and embraces a landscape of mountains, medieval architecture, valleys, and lochs. It is easy to get around the area as well. With just a half hour bus ride you can make your way from the North Sea to the Pentlands up in the craggy hills.
Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century. It is the second largest financial center in the United Kingdom and has many historical and cultural sites, attracting over one million overseas visitors every year. These historical sites include the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and several significant churches. Both Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town have even been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many festivals are held in the city throughout the year. The
most notable of these are the Edinburgh International Festival, The Book Festival, and the Fringe, the world’s largest international arts festival. Additionally, the city is home to several prominent football clubs, and is an exciting place for sport lovers.